Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: UV. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. EXTF10 overlaps following cours/es: TEK012. Optional for: N4nbm. Course coordinator: Torbjörn Säll,, Department of Biology. Prerequisites: KOKA01 General and Inorganic Chemistry, KOKA05 Organic Chemistry, TEK295 Biology of the Cell, TEK015 Human Physiology. The number of participants is limited to 10 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, group studies, practicals and group exercises. Practicals and group exercises, and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Examination takes the form of written tests during the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the students shall have passed the tests, have acceptable practical reports and hand-ins and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

knowledge of the necessity of critical assessment of scientific claims

The course is divided into two parts: Microbiology and Genetics. Systems of inheritance, meiosis, sex determination, recombination, gene mapping, chromosome analysis, developmental genetics, mobile DNA elements, gene technology and its applications, GMOs, bioinformatics, clinical genetics, population genetics, evolution and phylogeny.

Transfer of genetic material between bacteria, Mutations and repair of DNA damage. Gene expression and the control of gene expression in different types of organisms.

According to a list established by the department, available at least five weeks before the start of the course, see the web-page for Undergraduate Studies in Biology.